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This guide provides resources for undergraduate research in Sports Management.

Sports Management Research

Welcome to the LibGuide for Sports Management at Emmanuel College! Here you will find recommended resources for books and journals, and websites for the Sports Management courses taught in the EC Baccalaureate program. Sports Management courses at EC use APA format for research papers. Information on this style guide can be found here under "Style Guides."

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Fields of Study According to the NASPE 2013

Career Opportunities 
Since the sports industry is so large and diverse, a wide range of career opportunities exist in a wide range of organizational settings as mentioned in the section titled “Definition and Nature of Field.” Some examples of career opportunities for some of the management function areas in the sports industry include:

  • Administration: Owner; General Manager; Executive Director; Vice President; President/Founder; Athletic Director.
  • Communications/Media: Vice President for Sports Communications; Media Relations Assistant; Sport Video Manager; Sports Video Production Assistant; Assistant Manager for Sports Web Page/Internet Site.
  • Facilities & Events: Executive Director of Facility Operations and Entertainment; Facility Manager; Special Events Director; Event Coordinator; Food and Beverage Manager; Special Events Promotion Manager; Customer Relations Manager; Guest Services Manager.
  • Finance: Vice President for Finance; Associate Athletic Director for Finance; Ticket Manager; Accounting Manager; Director of Corporate Sales; Manager of Group Sales.
  • Law: General Counsel; Assistant General Counsel; Sports Agent; Vice President for Labor Relations; Sports Arbitrator/Mediator; Special Events Contract Lawyer; International Sport Lawyer; Intellectual Properties Lawyer.
  • Marketing: Vice President for Marketing; Director of Marketing; Director of Special Events and Promotions; Director of New Business Development; Director of Fan Development; Corporate Sales Manager; Tournament Operations Manager.
  • Public Relations: Vice President for Public Relations; Director of Sports Information; Director of Sports Publicity; Director of Sports Media; Director of Community Relations; Corporate Communications Assistant.
  • Travel/Tourism: Tournament Planner; Guest Relations Specialist; Adventure Travel Coordinator; Travel/Tour Guide; Special Events Coordinator.